The Thyrogen Co-Pay Program
To help make treatment costs and co-pays more affordable, we created the Thyrogen Co-Pay Program. Through the program, financial assistance is available to help eligible*, commercially insured patients receive Thyrogen at:
How to Enroll into the Thyrogen Co-Pay Program
- If you have commercial insurance, you may be eligible through the Thyrogen Co-Pay Program
- To confirm you are eligible, you may call ThyrogenONE at 1-88-THYROGEN (1-888-497-6436). You may download the Thyrogen Co-Pay Self Application Form here
- Complete, sign, and fax the Co-Pay Self Application Form. You will be contacted by a ThyrogenONE case manager.
- If you qualify, you will receive a Thyrogen Co-Pay Card in the mail. You may use the Thyrogen Co-Pay Card to pay up to $1,000 of your out of pocket expenses.
- Already billed for Thyrogen? Call ThyrogenONE to apply for copay assistance.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Copay Program does not cover prescriptions eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by a state or federal health care program, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans (Example: FreedomBlue offered through BlueCross Blue Shield), Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Medigap, Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, or TRICARE. In accordance with State law, the Program does not reimburse infusion-related charges for commercially insured patients residing in Massachusetts, Michigan, or Rhode Island. (Charitable Access Program patients residing in these states are eligible to receive assistance for infusion-related charges while they are receiving charitable drug.) No claim for reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses covered by the Co-Pay Program may be submitted to any third-party payer, whether public or private. The Co-Pay Program is available only in the United States and cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer. Co-Pay benefits are not transferable. Sanofi reserves the right to rescind, revoke, modify, or amend this program without notice. Through your participation in the Co-Pay Program, you understand and agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth above
The Thyrogen Patient Assistance Program (PAP)
With the Thyrogen Patient Assistance Program, eligible* patients may receive Thyrogen free of charge if they:
- Medically need Thyrogen, but no longer have insurance.
- If their insurance does not cover Thyrogen.
- Download and complete the Thyrogen Patient Assistance Program Application Form.
*Patients will need to meet the eligibility criteria, including household income to qualify. The ThyrogenONE team will research each patient’s situation and determine eligibility. For more information call 1-88-THYROGEN (1-888-497-6436).
Important Safety Information and Indications
Important Safety Information and Indications
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Patients should not use Thyrogen with radioiodine if they have a contraindication to the use of radioiodine. Please consult with your doctor for a list of contraindications for radioiodine.
Thyrogen can cause serious side effects, including:
- There have been reports of events that led to death in patients who have not had surgery to have their thyroid gland removed, and in patients with thyroid cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body.
- Patients over 65 years old with large amounts of leftover thyroid tissue after surgery, or with a history of heart disease, should discuss with their physicians the risks and benefits of Thyrogen.
- Thyrogen can be administered in the hospital for patients at risk for complications from Thyrogen administration.
- Since Thyrogen was first approved for use, there have been reports of central nervous system problems such as stroke in young women who have a higher chance of having a stroke, and weakness on one side of the body. The relationship between THYROGEN administration and stroke is unknown. Patients should remain hydrated prior to treatment with Thyrogen.
Sudden Rapid Tumor Enlargement:
- Leftover thyroid tissue after surgery and cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body can quickly grow and become painful after Thyrogen administration. Patients with cancer cells near their windpipe, in their central nervous system, or in their lungs may need treatment with a glucocorticoid (a medication to help prevent an increase in the size of the cancer cells before using Thyrogen.)
Risks Associated with Radioiodine Treatment:
- If THYROGEN is administered with radioiodine (RAI), the serious side effects for RAI apply to this combination regimen. Please consult with your doctor for a list of contraindications for radioiodine.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects reported were nausea and headache.
USE IN SPECIFIC PATIENT POPULATIONS
Pregnant patients: Notify your healthcare provider immediately in the event of a pregnancy. If THYROGEN is administered with radioiodine, the combination regimen should not be used in pregnant women. Thyrogen should be given to a pregnant woman only if the doctor thinks there is a clear need for it.
Breastfeeding patients: If THYROGEN is administered with radioiodine, the combination regimen should not be used in breastfeeding women. It is not known whether Thyrogen can appear in human milk. Breastfeeding women should discuss the benefits and risks of Thyrogen with their physician.
Children: Safety and effectiveness in young patients (under the age of 18) have not been established.
Elderly: Studies do not show a difference in the safety and effectiveness of Thyrogen between adult patients less than 65 years and those over 65 years of age.
Patients with kidney disease: Thyrogen exits the body much slower in dialysis patients and can lead to longer high TSH levels.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Thyrogen (thyrotropin alfa) is used to help identify thyroid disease by testing the blood for a hormone called thyroglobulin in the follow up of patients with a certain type of thyroid cancer known as well differentiated thyroid cancer. It is used with or without a radiology test using a form of iodine.
Limitations of Use:
- The effect of Thyrogen on long term thyroid cancer outcomes has not been determined.
- When Thyrogen is used to help detect thyroid cancer, there is still a chance all or parts of the cancer could be missed.
Thyrogen is also used to help patients prepare for treatment with a form of iodine, called radioiodine, to remove leftover thyroid tissue in patients who have had surgery to take out the entire thyroid gland for patients with well differentiated thyroid cancer who do not have signs of thyroid cancer which has spread to other parts of the body.
Limitations of Use:
- In a study of people being prepared for treatment with a form of iodine after thyroid surgery, results were similar between those who received Thyrogen and those who stopped taking their thyroid hormone for up to 5 years after treatment. Researchers do not know if results would be similar over a longer period of time.
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